Public Safety Reports

Since 2008, our office has published a number of reports in the area of public safety. These reports are a mix of traditional audits and non-audit projects.

Links to reports from 2012 and years earlier will take you to the Archive web site.

Special Events - Police Staffing and Cost Recovery - December 13, 2017

Five Recommendations for Evaluating Seattle's New Police Oversight System - October 6, 2017

Review of Hate Crime Prevention, Response, and Reporting in Seattle - Phase 1 Report - September 20, 2017

Ten Things the City of Seattle Should Consider When Evaluating a Pilot Implementation of an Acoustic Gunshot Locator System - August 3, 2016

Seattle Police Department Overtime Controls Audit - April 11, 2015

Juvenile Domestic Violence in Seattle: Understanding the Problem and How Best to Address it - April 29, 2015

OJP Presentation: Diagnostic Analysis: Opportunities for Evidence-Based Technical Assistance - April 29, 2015

OJP Presentation: Resource Guide: Opportunities for Evidence-Based Technical Assistance - April 29, 2015

Audit of the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Process - March 18, 2015

What Works in Policing? A Review of the Research Evidence and Seattle Police Department Case Study - November 10, 2014

Supporting a Future Evaluation of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) - October 24, 2014

City of Seattle RFP Process for Vehicle Impound Management Services - May 20, 2014

Evaluation of Career Bridge: Evaluation Plan - September 30, 2013

Evaluation of Career Bridge, Preliminary Report - August 1, 2013

Update on our Review of the SYVPI Logic Model - March 22, 2013

Logic Model and Evaluation Strategy for the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) - January 31, 2013

Evidence-Based Assessment of the City of Seattle’s Crime Prevention Programs - September 6, 2012

Seattle Police Department’s In-Car Video Program - June 20, 2012

How Can Seattle Crime Analysis Rise to the Next Level? - January 10, 2012

Addressing Crime and Disorder in Seattle’s “Hot Spots”: What Works? - March 29, 2011

City of Seattle Anti-Graffiti Efforts: Best Practices and Recommendations - July 28, 2010

Follow-up Report on 2008 Audit: Seattle’s Enforcement of Bias Crimes - June 9, 2010

Efficiencies Audit: Parking and Traffic Ticket Processing - December 15, 2009

Cal Anderson Park Surveillance Camera Pilot Program Evaluation - October 26, 2009

Seattle Police Department’s (SPD’s) Handling of Bias/Hate Crime Conscientious, But Could Be More Rigorous - August 4, 2008

In addition to our published reports, we are currently:

  • Continuing program evaluation work for Career Bridge and SYVPI, and
  • Acting as the project manager/liaison for three federal grants related to improving law enforcement in the City.